Beetroot, Fennel and Orange Risotto with Feta

If you’re a fan of pink then this one’s for you. This vibrant, snazzy risotto recipe is beetroot inspired with a twist. Blood oranges are everywhere at the moment – they’re utterly incredible, but you can use any type that suits you. Fennel is a popular combination in this trio, mainly in salad recipes. It…

Why Veg Boxes Rule

Wanna know what I get most excited about? Each week I count down the days until Wednesday morning – when our veg box gets delivered. I’m aware that sounds a bit strange, but I am abnormally obsessed by food in general. The night before is spent postulating over which mud-covered delights will arrive on my…

Zero Waste, Food Busk Supper Club

Farmdrop have had a busy week; from hosting supper clubs to fermentation and orecchiette making workshops, they’ve been hard at work fundraising for the homeless charity St Mungo’s. Their ‘food busking’, pay-as-you-feel events have been uniting the community, connecting people with some of their local food and sustainable farming businesses. The newcomers in Bristol epitomise…

Bristol’s gem de la gem

I’m getting ready. I’m going back! I’m already drooling. Just to hype up my excitement for my imminent removal from Sevenoaks and re-establishment back in Bristol, I’ve cobbled together a few of my food-faves which I’ll be making a beeline for in a few weeks. I’ll also throw in a list of places which I’m…

Pinkmans Charity Banquet 

​On April 10th a huge fire destroyed France’s last remaining refugee camp in Dunkirk. The situation around Calais just kept getting worse. There are currently around 750 people scattered across Northern France, living in terrible conditions and in constant fear of waking up to pepper spray. For a year the French government have been ignoring…

Live update: Feb 2017

2017 is fully underway and I am quite literally watching the days fly by on the food hygiene labels which I have to date a hundred times a day. Annual Report: 2016 projected goals: -see more of Bristol -work in Bristol’s food scene -start a fabulous blog -save for travelling 2017 current achievements: -have graced most of Bristol’s…

Alice à la carte

Alice à la carte is a catering service for private dinner parties.  Clients can have guests over for a delicious home cooked, stress-free supper, which is personally tailored to their tastes- their menu. Cooking homemade food for big groups of people is notoriously known as my favourite thing to do; sadly I cannot sustain hosting dinner…

Watershed

The season is Autumn.  The temperature has plummeted.  The world is doing a fantastic job of falling apart.  And I’ve just joined the ranks of the unemployed graduates. Watershed is a very soft sounding way of describing these turbulent times. I’ve decided to stay in Bristol, primarily in order to enjoy myself, but also to…

A Persian Weekend

I have recently developed a love for Middle Eastern food.  It began when I opened Diana Henry’s Crazy Water Pickled Lemons, and led me down a trail to my most recent purchase: Ottolenghi’s Jerusalem.  It is hard not to be drawn into Bristol’s exotic and extensive food scene, there are temptations on every corner, so perhaps it was my first visit…